Kate Wolf is a writer living in Los Angeles, where she's an editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books and of a newspaper, Night Papers.
Beyond the Muscle by Kate Wolf
A precursor to the hardcore pornography and the radical underground presses that erupted after Stonewall, photographer Bob Mizer's landmark "beefcake" quarterly Physique Pictorial was initially produced under the guise of an art and fitness journal. It is now considered to be one of the first, if not the very first of its kind: a widely distributed magazine that celebrated the male form for its aesthetic pleasures, and whose intended audience was gay men.
Art on Air by Kate Wolf
Mainly artist run, with segments and shows hosted by Laura Owens, Brendan Fowler, Fiona Connor, Simon Leung, A.L. Steiner, and many more during the last two years, KCHUNG has become an outlet for art and experimentation on the airwaves in myriad forms; in a way not unlike Close Radio, its programs suggest the portrait of a vivacious community of artists currently working in Los Angeles, which the station is a product of.
Humanness Always Comes First by Kate Wolf
Groucho Marx as Village Priest: For over 25 years, artist Robert "Baza" Alexander (1923–87) and his unorthodox, Venice Beach-based ministry the Temple of Man performed rites of art, poetry, roller-skate weddings, and good deeds that embodied Wallace Berman's well-known maxim "Art is Love is God."